An unexpected legacy enables Valerie McKellern to buy her first house: a newly built semi-detached on an estate that is still being developed in the Lancashire countryside. Unfortunately for Val, it appears to be haunted. That does not deter her best friend Leigh however for when Val asks if she would consider a house share, Leigh jumps at the chance - especially after an encounter with her pervy landlord. After contacting Ratcliffe and Kat, a pair of private detectives who specialize in 'Unusual Investigations', they manage to discover the strange type of entity involved in the haunting. However, as work continues on the rest of the estate, suddenly body parts begin to turn up in one of the newly dug foundations. Detective Chief Inspector Stone finds himself heading up a murder investigation that has its root causes in events on the North Island of New Zealand more than a hundred years ago at the turn of the twentieth century.
Author: Barry Durham Publisher: Lulu.com Published: 12/31/2020 Pages: 318 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.84lbs Size: 8.27h x 5.83w x 0.67d ISBN: 9781716285141
About the Author Durham, Barry: - This is the seventh novel in the Detective Inspector Stone supernatural crime series. The stories are all set in the county of Lancashire in the United Kingdom. An area that is famous for its long tradition and history of witchcraft. They all involve (to a greater or lesser degree) the descendants of the original Lancashire Witches from 1612. The other titles in the series are: Familiar Territory, The Demdike Legacy, Fell Creatures, Sweet Molly Alone, The Ill-starred exile of John Smith and The Portal, as well as a collection of short stories under the title of The Legend of Arthur King.